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Postby Phelanpt » Sun May 24, 2009 3:07 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Die thread, die!

Even if it did, someone would just re-anime it somehow. ;)
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Postby Mas Tnega » Sun May 24, 2009 4:06 pm

Phelanpt wrote:
Ace Rimmer wrote:Die thread, die!

Even if it did, someone would just re-anime it somehow. ;)
And we wouldn't know if it did; 4kids would censor it.
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Postby sfericz » Sun May 24, 2009 6:51 pm

NeatNit wrote:
Ace Rimmer wrote:Die thread, die!

Approved!
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Postby jelco » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:32 am

Woohoo, kaboom. :)

So my anime watching habit has been revived by a housemate, which seemed worth a bump. The mutual interest in the subject goes as far as exchanging tools and books on learning Japanese, and the 42" plasma in the living room is an awesome reason to download lots of HD anime. :) Aside from him convincing me to start catching up with One Piece and FMA Brotherhood, and finish some other series left in my queue (Rurouni Kenshin, Monster, Tsubasa Chronicle, Berserk) he has been downloading first episodes of series which have been released all over the place since the Japanese broadcast season kicked off at the beginning of October. His method of finding new series is downloading random first episodes and see if they're worth anything. So far it has made us decide to keep watching the following series:
  • Fairy Tail: Randomness and great humour, extremely entertaining and especially great for One Piece fans.
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Slice-of-life with a great cast, great humour and surprisingly superb action scenes.
  • Tegami Bachi: Not yet sure whether this is a keeper but the setting is really nice and if the story starts going anywhere during the next episode it might very well be a good watch.
Other series have been scrapped:
  • Seiken no Blacksmith: The premise was mildly interesting but the humour is of a really low level and the ecchi is obviously trying to overcompensate for the lacking story. To be honest I might try episode 2 to see if the story develops a little but I'm pretty sure it'll remain in the garbage bin.
  • 11eyes - Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo: This first episode is absolutely disastrous. Everything about it (even the title) wants to impress you with how awesome it is, how everything probably has a very deep background to it and all the psychedelic/horror elements surely show that it's an awesome series. The truth is that it simply introduces some mysteries in such a way that it is hard to believe it has any well-thought-out explanation and it feels hollow. Once again, maybe a second episode might convince me, but it'd probably have to be pure gold to be absolutely convincing.
It's worth noting by the way that Toaru Kagaku no Railgun is actually a spin-off series, so we decided to look up the original series, Toaru Majutsu no Index. It really is a very different series but on the parts where they overlap it really is quite awkward to first see the spin-off and then the original series. However, the fact that we watched 10 episodes of Index in one sitting on Sunday should point out that it really is a good series in its own right, albeit very different from Railgun. (The intro tune sure is catchy since it's been stuck in my head since Sunday...)

Anyway, just thought I'd revive this topic again since it jumped to my mind today how I first got really involved with anime (some of the suggestions from this topic, that is :)). Once again, a link to MyAnimeList for those who are interested and goodnight to the rest of you.

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Postby Phelanpt » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:31 am

Have you watched Kaasan - Mom's Life?

I tried it while waiting for Naruto to be available, and found it pretty amusing. My method of finding new good shows (when I have time to watch them), not just anime, has always been the one your friend uses. :p

That's how I found The Lost Room and Day Break(both not anime).
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Postby GreenRock » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:29 am

i dont know if anyone said anything about deathnote, but deathnote is by far the best one ive seen.
seriously, i watched the first two episodes and i got hooked.
the english version sucks. the japanese version is way better (with english subtitles of course)
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Postby Phelanpt » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:00 pm

I watched about ten episodes, it's on my "watch when i have time" list, together with Wolf's Rain.
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:37 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Die thread, die!
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Postby jelco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:35 pm

Finished watching Index yesterday night. Interestingly we for some reason thought it was 26 episodes total instead of 24, so imagine our surprise when we realized after the 24th episode was really the end. Especially considering that episode ends by basically starting a whole new storyline. It reminds me of Rozen Maiden (which probably will never be finished in anime form) and what I've heard of Tsubasa (of which I've only seen the first episode so far) - however, seeing as this series ended this summer and was followed up by the spinoff Railgun I'd say there's a pretty good chance the series will get a proper sequel. At least hoping for it, it would be awesome. :)

In other news, my housemate decided he wanted to see Ouran High School Host Club which was on my list of "I'll watch it if I can do so without much effort" and I consider this such a situation. Don't know what to expect of it really but it'll probably be of some value because it made the cover of Anime Insider shortly before it was terminated.

And yes, as said before, Death Note is awesome.

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Postby Montyphy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:37 pm

I think this is everything mentioned so far...

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Shaman King
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
Princess Mononoke
Lupin III
Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X)
Paprika
s-CRY-ed (Scryed)
Tokyo Godfathers
Trinity Blood
Gilgamesh
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
Lucky Star
Toradora
Bakuretsu Tenshi
Sword of the Stranger
Gurren Lagann
Hikaru no Go
Fairy Tail
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Tegami Bachi
Toaru Majutsu no Index

Gen. Ripper
Prince of Tennis
Blue Gender

ScareyedHawk
Azumanga Daioh
Cowboy Bebop
Kimi ga nozomu eien
Dragonball Z
Serial Experiments Lain

xyzyxx
Midori Days
The Cat Returns
Kiki's Delivery Service
Porco Rosso
My Neighbor Totoro
Read Or Die
Tales From Earthsea
Fruits Basket
Pani Poni Dash
Kodocha
Strawberry Marshmallow

Ghostalker
Naruto

shinygerbil
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Bleach
Nodame Cantabile
Michiko to Hatchin

Ace Rimmer
Rozen Maiden
Speed Racer

Montyphy
Airgear
Hellsing
Ultimate Hellsing
Card Captor Sakura
Gunslinger Girl

Sylph-DS
Gundam Wing
Cowboy Bebop
Full Metal Alchemist
Chobits
Elfen Lied
Zegapain
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Beck
Tenjho Tenge
Outlaw Star

xander
Escaflowne
Robotech
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Whispers of the Heart
Grave of the Fireflies
Voltron

KingAl
Ghost in the Shell
Astro-boy

Cheesecake?
Castle in the Sky
Akira

Doc Tchitcherine
Excel Saga

Hmuda
Berserk
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Millennium Actress
Perfect Blue
Paranoia Agent
Animatrix
Bastard
Binchotan
Cromartie High School
Dokuro Chan
FLCL
FullMetal Panic
FullMetal Panic - Fumoffu
FullMetal Panic - Second Raid
Ghost in hte Shell 2 - Innocence
Hotori - Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau
Jin Roh - The Wolf Brigade
Jungle wa Itsumo Hale nochi Guu
Kashimashi
Kite
Love Hina
Midori no Hibi
Millenium Actress
Ninja Scroll Movie
Puni Puni Poemi
School Rumble
School Rumble 2nd Term
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tokyo Godfathers
Uchuu no Stellvia
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
Wolf's Rain
X
TriGun
Genshiken
Monster
Battle Angel Alita
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Tooi Sekai
Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Hoshi no Koe
Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
Byousoku 5 Centimeter
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

wwarnick
Chrono Trigger

Xarlaxas
Strawberry Panic
Bubblegum Crisis
Bubblegum Crisis 2040
Sailor Moon
Stratos 4
Rurouni Kenshin
Eureka 7
Ouran High School Host Club
Peacemaker Kurogane
Guu
Mahou Sensei Negima
Ranma 1/2
El-Hazard
Crest of the Stars
Kino's Journey
Code Geass
Claymore
Monster Princess

Church
Initial D
Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex
Urusei Yatsura
Zeta Gundam
Kaleido Star
Noir
Madlax

Nirvash_type_Zero
Eureka seveN

Love and peace
Samurai Champloo
Inuyasha
Gungrave,
Rurouni Kenshin
Fighting Spirit
Last Exile
Princess 9
RahXephon
Chrono Crusade
Golden Boy
Great Teacher Onizuka
School Rumble (season 1 +2)
One Piece
Slayers
Yakitate!! Japan
The Twelve Kingdoms, Monster
Honey and Clover
Gankutsuou
Now and Then- Here and There
Ai Yori Aoshi
SaiKano
Mushishi
Kino's Journey
Haibane Renmei
Comedy

palehorse864
Lupin: First Contact

Hyperion
The Gregory Horror Show

Feud
Samurai Pizza Cats

All American Mobster
Afro Samuri

Mas Tnega
.hack//SIGN
Saikano
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Kuth
Legends of the Galactic Heroes

Cooper42
Ergo Proxy

Teddy Coalition
Capitan Herlock
Kimagure Orange Road
Touch

LoveDaddy
Kemonozume
Karas

Phelanpt
Kaasan - Mom's Life
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:16 pm

God, how bored are you?

Can this thread die with a death note? *wink wink*
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Postby jelco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:25 pm

NeatNit wrote:Can this thread die with a death note? *wink wink*

I'm sure xander will resent me for saying this, but I think that's actually a genuinely funny joke. :)

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Postby xander » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:26 pm

jelco wrote:
NeatNit wrote:Can this thread die with a death note? *wink wink*

I'm sure xander will resent me for saying this, but I think that's actually a genuinely funny joke. :)

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Why would I resent you for saying that?

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Postby jelco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:53 pm

Something with compliments towards NeatNit, etc. ;)

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Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:29 pm

I just noticed that was a list of all that's been referenced. Nice!

Also, Rozen Maiden for the win, still. :P
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